601 rue St. Charles, Florissant MO 63031
Phone: 314-837-0033
Fax: 314-837-5504
Email: office@florissantvalleyofflowers.com

Grand Parade Information

The Grand Parade on Sunday, May 6 is a highlight of the weekend.  The parade leads up to the crowning of the Valley of Flowers Queen and Court at the Duchesne Knights of Columbus Pavilion.  This year's parade will feature more than 100 participants beginning with mobile units departing from the James J. Eagan Center at 1:45 p.m.  Decorated vehicles and floats will proceed west on Parker Road to New Florissant Road where youth and walking units, as well as the marching bands will merge.  The complete parade will then travel south on New Florissant prior to turning west on rue St. Francois past the official parade reviewing stands, then left on St. Ferdinand, proceeding then to Washington Street and concluding at the Knights of Columbus Fairgrounds.


The theme for the 2018 Valley of Flowers Parade is "Muny’s 100th."   It will feature many floats and units decorated to reflect themes from the past 100 years at the Muny.  Many Florissant officials and local municipal emergency responder vehicles, the Valley of Flowers reigning Queen and Court, and all seventeen 2018 Candidates as well as car clubs, walking units, horse groups, dog clubs, dance schools and scout groups, that make up the fabric of our community, will participate to help create a colorful and fun parade!

When the parade concludes at the Knights of Columbus Grounds, the candidates will proceed to the pavilion stage where Mayor Thomas Schneider will crown the 2018 Valley of Flowers Queen and Court at 4:00 p.m.  Prior to the crowning ceremony, awards will be presented to the various winning parade units and their sponsors, and the Pretty Baby Photo Contest winners.

Please arrive early to get good seats along the parade route for one of the largest and most colorful spring parades in the St. Louis Metro area; then join us at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion for the exciting award and crowning ceremonies! Valley of Flowers Festival May 4, 5 & 6, 2018 "Valley of Flowers Celebrates the Muny’s 100th"


Mr. Richard Cox Selected as 2018 Parade Marshall


The Valley of Flowers Committee has selected Mr. Richard Cox owner and operator of Danmark Tire and Auto Center at 735 N. Highway 67 in Florissant as the 2018 Valley of Flowers Parade Marshall. Mr. Cox has operated the business since 1976. In the early 1980’s he submitted a competitive bid for servicing vehicles for the City of Florissant. Through excellent service, he has maintained that contract year after year, keeping police cars and other city vehicles running safely. He was recently awarded a similar contract for the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District.


City employees have also entrusted Mr. Cox and his team with their family vehicles for generations. As his business in Florissant continues to grow and thrive, he is pleased to announce the acquisition of the building adjacent to his and therefore will be expanding his operations in Florissant to better serve his customers. Danmark is a family business where Mr. Cox’s son Scott is an integral part of the team. They are always quick to do a favor for many of their loyal customers.  


Mr. Cox is proud to be a resident of Florissant with his family. He is a very active member of the Cornerstone Christian Church and dedicates much of his time and resources to the church.


Congratulations to Mr. Richard Cox on the expansion of his business in Florissant!


The Valley of Flowers Committee is proud to have Mr. Richard Cox as the 2018 Valley of Flowers Parade Marshall.


2018 Valley of Flowers Parade Lineup - Sunday, May 6 (Subject to change)

Nbr

Unit Name

Type


Nbr

Unit Name

Type

1

Color Guard

Walking


52

Ms. Senior Missouri Court

Mobile

2

Valley of Flowers Banner

Walking


53

All Saints Academy

Walking

3

Florissant Police Chief - Tim Lowery

Mobile


54

Garden Villas North

Mobile

4

McClure North Marching Stars

Walking


55

QC8 - Emily Moranville

Mobile

5

Florissant Valley Fire Protection District

Mobile


56

LaVerne Meier School of Dance     

Horse/Carriage

6

Parade Marshall - Richard Cox

Mobile


57

Valley of Flowers 2015/2016 Coourt

Mobile

7

Mayor Thomas P. Schneider

Mobile


58

Hazelwood West Middle Marching Band

Walking

8

Valley of Flowers Reigning Queen & Court

Mobile


59

QC9 - Megan Johndrow

Horse

9

Ward 1 - Councilman - Andrew Harris

Mobile


60

Dance Plus

Walking

10

Ward 2 - Councilman - Tim Jones

Mobile


61

Christian Hospital

Both

11

Ward 3 - Councilman - Joe Eagan

Mobile


62

QC10 - Kateri Heithaus

Horse

12

Ward 4 - Councilman - Jeff Caputa

Mobile


63

St. Andrew United Methodist Church

Both

13

Ward 5 - Councilman - Keith Schildroth

Mobile


64

Code Red Dance

Walking

14

Ward 6 - Councilman - Gerard Henke

Mobile


65

Krewe of the Kilted Shamrocks

Both

15

Ward 7 - Councilwoman - Jackie Pagano

Mobile


66

QC11 - Elizabeth Goldstein

Mobile

16

Ward 8 - Councilman - Robert Parson, Jr.

Mobile


67

Mantovani for STL

Both

17

Ward 9 - Councilman - Tommy Siam

Mobile


68

Family Care Home Health Services

Walking

18

Municipal Judge Dan Boyle

Mobile


69

Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club

Walking

19

County Executive - Steve Stenger

Both


70

QC12 - Emily Noonan

Both

20

County Councilperson -Rochelle Walton-Gray

Mobile


71

Greater North County Chamber

Walking

21

State Rep - Gretchen Bangertl

Mobile


72

Patriot Guard Riders

Mobile

22

State Rep - Jay Mosley

Mobile


73

QC13 - Katie O’Brien

Mobile

23

US Congressman - Lacy Clay

Mobile


74

Valley Industries

Mobile

24

The Muny

Mobile


75

The Dazzling Rubies

Walking

25

Girl Scouts

Walking


76

Great Clips for Hair

Walking

26

QC1 - Sally Gacheru

Both


77

QC14 - Carly Ormsby    

Mobile

27

NerdyGirlz & NerdyBoyz Book Club

Walking


78

Bolin Services, Inc

Both

28

Welsch Heating & Cooling

Mobile


79

Florissant CERT/Emergency Mgmt

Both

29

QC2 - Alyssa Grzechowiak

Mobile


80

QC15 - Abbey Freihoff

Mobile

30

Friends for Tim Lowery

Mobile


81

Fords Unlimited Car Club

Mobile

31

Sacred Heart Kindergarten

Mobile


82

Crystal Creek Nursing and Rehab

Both

32

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Cheerleaders

Walking


83

Flor. Presbyterian Church/Learning Center

Both

33

QC3 - Zoey Sherod

Both


84

Hazelwood Central Golden Hawk Band

Walking

34

Bishop John N. Wurm Assembly Color Guard

Walking


85

QC16 - Isabella Cortese

Mobile

35

Lace Cheer & Dance Unlimited

Walking


86

The Saint Louis Glamettes

Both

36

Moolah YOMO Mini Patrol

Mobile


87

Zoppe Family Circus

Walking

37

Moolah Shrine Gateway 500

Mobile


88

Spoiled Niyah

Walking

38

QC4 - Yen Nguyen

Both


89

Youth Dedicated, Inc.

Walking

39

Vietnam Veterans of America

Mobile


90

The Olson Family

Mobile

40

St. Louis County Veterans Coalition

Mobile


91

Dalmation Carpet Care, LLC

Mobile

41

Atonement Lutheran School

Walking


92

Pointe of Surrender

Walking

42

QC5 - Leah Batton

Both


93

Complete Auto Body & Repair

Mobile

43

DK Dance Productions

Walking


94

Florissant Police Car

Motorized

44

Kustom Korvettes

Mobile





45

Mann Meats, Inc

Mobile



Have a


46

QC6 - Emma Fischer

Both



Wonderful Time


47

Regions Bank

Mobile



at the


48

Omega Beneration Youth Organization

Both



Parade


49

L.A. Dance Center

Walking



Come to the Crowning


50

QC7 - Samantha Eaker

Mobile





51

MS. Senior Missouri

Mobile